SAMFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Carey Baptist Association
Jtf INCITES OF THE 42oj^NNUAls> SESSION
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MILLERVJLLE BAPTIST CHURCH, MILLERVILLE , ALA.,
OCTOBER 14; 15 AND 16, I896. *
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The Moderator shall call the meeting to order.
Read the letters and enroll the names of messengers.
Elect a Moderator and Clerk.
The Clerk shall be Treasurer.
Moderator appoint Committees on Preaching and Finance.
Read Abstract of Principles, Constitution and Rules of Decorum.
Call for Petitionary Letters.
Receive Correspondents from sister Associati6ns.
Appoint Correspondents to sister Associations and Conventions.
Call for Reports of Standing Committees.
Approve places of holding district meetings.
Appoint a person to write Corresponding Letters.
The Preaching Committee to report who shall preach the Intro-
ductory Sermon at the next session.
Appoint time and place of holding the next session of this Asso-
Hear the Report on Finance.
Consider resolutions that jnay.be entertained by the body.
MINUTES OF THE 4 2d ANNUAL SESSION
CAREY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION,
The Millerville Baptist Church, Millerville,
Ala., October 14, 15 and 16,
REV. W. T. DAVIS, Moderator, Lineville, Ala.
J. A. BELL, Clerk and Treasurer, Lineville, Ala.
The next session of the Garey Baptist Association will be held with Spring Hill,
(Daviston), Church, Tallapoosa County, Ala., commencing on
Tuesday before the third Sunday in October, 1897.
«»ES8 OF OUR MOUNTAIN HOME,
The ministers and messengers composing the forty-
second annual session of the Carey Baptist Association
assembled with Millerville Baptist Church on Wednesday,
the 14th day of October, 1896, at 11 o'clock a. m.
After singing and prayer, the Introductory Sermon was
preached by Rev. J. R. Conger. Text, Isaiah 62: 1. The
sermon was full of the gospel, and edifying to the people.
Adjourned to 1 : 30 p. m.
The Association was called to order by the Moderator,
Rev. W. T. Davis. After singing, and prayer by Rev. C.
J. Bentley, the letters from the churches were presented,
and the Moderator appointed Brethren C. J> Bentley, J.
K. Jenkins and W. S. Henderson to read them.
Messengers were enrolled as follows :
Ashland— E. A. Phillips, F. j. Ingram, L. G. Dean and R. L. Black.
Antioch — A. W. Dison and J. W. Sewell.
Hatchktt Creek— J. W. Brooks, W. T. Dison and M. L. Ponder.
Liberty— J. W. Walker, W. W. McMath, A. L. Haynes and J. C.
Mount Lebanon — H. M. Hudgins.
Rock Hill— W. H. Pursley and J. L. Campbell.
Spring Hill (Clay)— N. M. Hansby, J. T. Bonner and J. A. Dan-
Pole Bridge — A. O. Gravett and G. L. Griffin.
Bowdon Grove— Z. T. Carpenter and N. V. Thomas.
Mount Zion — W. T. Whe'elis and J. W. Hughes.
Millerville— W.M. Catchings, J. W. Carr and J. R. Nelson.
New Salem— C. G. Cook, C. L. Partridge and J. D. Wright.
Providence— E. C. Holdridge, E. W. Vernon and W. B. Soeley. K
Rock Creek— R. J. Moody, G. B. Rotten and W. H. McWharter. \
Rock Springs— B. F. Luker, J. E. Holmes and C. Z. Luker.
Sardis — L. B. Gibson, A. M. Fuller.
Union Hill — W. J. Williams and Henry Linton.
Bethel (Clay)— J. C. Galloway and W. F. Pursell.
County Link — T. D. Dawkins, W. S. Miller, A. H. Fargason, A.
CoRrNTH — P. Y. Roberson and J. F. Carter.
Lystra — T. E. Runyan, C. Tenny, J. L. Napper and J. W. Carr.
Mount Calvary — A. A. Worthy and T. J. Worthy.
Mount Olive — J. W. Wright and J. R. Wilson.
Mount Pisgah — J. I. Waldrop and G. W. James.
Mountain Springs — J. M. Laney, L. R. Champion, W. G. Worthy
and J. T. Ogle.
Union— S. A. Kilgore, S. L. Walker and W. D. '"idwell.
Spring Hill (Tal.) — John D. Dunn, W. B. Thompson, O. J. Ison,
C C Fargason, A. D. Thompson and W. A. Cotney.
Concord— R. H. Shadix and T. S. Barton.
Good Hope — J. C . Hubbard and N. F. Owens.
LiNKviLLR— J. A. Bell, J. W. Moon, W. H. Smith and J. W. Reeves.
Mount Prospect —P. T. Yates.
New Hope — W. M. Childs and J. D. Farrow.
Salem — W. M. Farrow, William Cbckrell, J. Amerson and J. V.
Shiloah — G. E. Stanford and J. C. Stanford.
Zion Hill — L. W. Nelson and W. B. Smith.
Mount Pleasant — W. P. Bell.
Call for petitionary letters. None.
On motion, Rev. W. T. Davis and Brother J. A. Bell
were elected by ballot, respectively. Moderator and Clerk.
On motion, the Constitution, Abstract of Principles and
Rules of. Decoru n were read. The Moderator appointed
the following c< runittees :
Committee on I reaching — W. P. Bell and B. F. Luker with
messenger; of Millerville Church.
Finance Committer — F. J. Ingram, E. A. Phillips and J. D. Gar-
Corresponderce from sister Associations were called
for, and the following named brethren responded :
Coosa River — Re W. S. Henderson, representing Howard Col-
East Liberty — Rev. G. L. Bell, Rev. A. S. Brannon and T. J.
Boiling Springs — Rev. W. M. Garrett, and Rev. J. W. Thompson
visitor from Marshall Association.
The preaching committee announced that Rev. W. M.
Garrett would preach at night; that Rev. G. L. Bell would
preach at the M. E. Church at n o'clock a. m. Thursday,
and that Rev. C. J. Bentley would preach at the Baptist
Church at n a. m. Thursday.
Before adjourning, messengers were assigned their
homes. After singing, and prayer by Rev. C. J. Bentley,
the body adjourned until 9 a. m. Thursday.
Thursday, October 15.
Devotional exercises were conducted half an hour by
Rev. J. K. Jenkins, of Georgia, after which the Moderator
called the body to order. Correspondents were appointed
as follows :
Liberty Association — To convene Tuesday after the first Sunday
in October, 1897, at Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama :
C. C. Fargason, C, J. Bentley, A. D. Thompson, R. M.
Allen and J. W. Walker.
Boiling Springs — Four miles east of Delta, Saturday before fourth
Sunday in October, 1896: F. J. Ingram, W. H. Preston, W.
T. Davis and J. W. Stephens.
Rock Mills — On Wednesday before the fourth Sunday in October,
1896: W. M. Worthy, C. Tenny, S. A. Kilgore, J. C. Mot-
ley and J. A. Dunn.
Central — Time and place not given : R. M. Allen and C. J. Kenady.
Coosa River — On Friday before the third Sunday in October, 1897,
at Sycamore: M. L. Ponder, J. E. Homes, B. F. Luker, ].
D. Garrett, J. L. Ingram, W. C. Brooks, Green Griffin, J. B.
Luker, C. Tenny, R. E. Conger, J. R. Conger, H. Ingram
and J. M. Luker.
Tallapoosa Rivkr — On Wednesday after third Sunday in October,
1896. Place not given.
Arbacoocha — Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October, 1896:
J. W. Knowles.
Calhoun — At Anniston; time not given: W. D. Haynes and W. T.
State Convention — To convene at Huntsville, Ala., on the 6th of
November, 1896: C. J. Bentley, W. J. D Upshaw and W.
Southern Baptist Convention — To convene with First Baptist
Church of Wilmington, North Carolina, May, 1897: W. T.
Davis. Alternates: C. J. .Bentley and J. C. Motley.
It was suggested that the Churches defray the expenses
of the delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention. $1.70
cash was handed in to the Treasurer in advance, and J. Q.
Motley and J. W. Stephens agreed to give 50 cents and
Times and places of holding district meetings :
First District — Mount Pleasant Church, Friday before the fifth
Sunday in January, 1897.
Second District — To convene with Providence Church, Friday
before the fifth Sunday in May, 1897.
Third District — To convene with Bethel Church, Friday before
the fifth Sunday in August, 1897.
Fourth District — Liberty Church, Friday before second Sunday
in August, 1897.
On motion, it was agreed to have all reports on mis-
sions read and discussed under one head.
The committee not being ready to report on State Mis-
sions, the last report on the work was read. The reports
on Home and Foreign Missions were read.
The discussion was opened by Brethren, W. J. D. Up-
shaw, C. J. Bentley and W. S. Henderson. Their speeches
will no doubt have a telling effect on the Carey Association.
Adjourned for one hour for refreshments.
At 1:30 o'clock the body reassembled, and after prayer
by Rev. J. C. Motley, the Association was called to order
by the Moderator.
The discussion of the reports on Missions was re-opened,
and the reports discussed by Brethren J. C. Motley, R. M.
Allen, J. C. Galloway, W. S. Henderson, W. T. Davis, W.
H. Preston, W. C. Brooks, J. R. Conger and J. A. Dunn.
The report on Ministerial Education was read, and
discussed by Brethren W. S. Henderson, C. J. Bentley, W.
T. Davis, J. R. Conger and W. P. Bell. The herewith
appended report on Ministerial Education was adopted
with the committee's report.
On motion, it was agreed to suspend the regular order
of business, and have a report read on the Orphans' Home.
Report read, and discussed by Brethren C. J. Bentley, F.
P. Nichols and W. S. Hendersen. Adopted.
The committee announced that Rev. J. W. Thompson
would preach at night Thursday.
Friday, 8:30 a. m.
Singing. Prayer by Rev. J. J. McCord. The Asso-
ciation was then called to order by the Moderator.
On motion, the regular order of business was suspended,
and a resolution adopted limiting the speeches during the
remainder of the session to five minutes.
The report on Bible and Colportage work was read and
Report of Executive Committee read. Adopted.
Report of Colporteur read and adopted.
Report on Temperance read. Discussed by Brethren
C. J. Bentley, J. D. Dunn, J. J. McCord, W. P. Bell, W,
T. Davis, J. R. Conger and R. M. Allen. Adopted.
Report on Sunday-schools was read and adopted.
The Committee on Periodicals, not having any report,
on motion, the report in last minutes was read and adopted.
Report on Finance read and adopted.
The Clerk was appointed to write the corresponding
Rev. W. H. Preston was appointed to preach the intro-
ductory sermon at the next session of the body.
A motion prevailed that the next session of this Asso-
ciation be held with the Baptist Church at Daviston, Tal-
lapoosa County, Alabama, on Tuesday before the third
Sunday in October, 1897.
On motion, a collection was taken up for the Orphans'
Home. Collection, $6.60.
A collection was also taken up for the Evangelist and
Colporteur. Collection, $5.60.
Adjourned for dinner.
The Association reassembled at 1 : 30 o'clock. After
singing and prayer, the Moderator called the Association
On motion, the regular order of business was suspended
and the following amounts were pledged for the ensuing
year for missions :
Bethel . 2.50
Bowden Grove ..... 4.00
Good Hope 5.00
Lystra . 2.00
Hatchett Creek .... 5.00
Mt. Calvary 10.00
Mt. Olive 2.00
Mt. Pleasant 10.00
Mt. Prospect 2.00
Mt. Zion $ 2.50
Mountain Springs . . . 8.00
New Salem ' 5.00
Rock Springs 2.50
Rock Hill 10.00
Spring Hill (C) .... 5.00
Spring Hill (T) .... 30.00
Union Hill 2.00
Zion Hill ..'.'.. L . . 5.00
The following amounts were pledged for the Evangelist
and Colporteur :
Ashland $ 5.00
Bethel (C) 5.00
Bowden Grove . . . . . 4.00
Good Hope ...... 5.00
Hatchett Creek .... 2.50
Lystra ...... . . 2.00
Mt. Calvary 5.00
Mt. Olive ...... 2.00
Mt. Pleasant 5.00
Mt. Prospect $ 3.00
Mt. Zion 3-oo
New Salem 5-oo
Providence ...... 2.50
Rock Creek 2.50
Mountain Springs . . . 5.00
Spring Hill (C) .... 2.50
Spring Hill (T) 10.00
Union Hill 2.00
Union . 5.00
Zion Hill ....... 2.00
The following resolutions were then offered:
Resolved, 1st, That the Clerk be allowed $15.00 for preparing
and distributing minutes.
Resolved, 2d, That the Treasurer pay to Rev. J. A. Dunn, our
Evangelist and Colporteur, whatever amount of money he has on
hand sent up by the Churches for the different Mission funds.
Resolved, 3d, That the funds sent to this Association in future
shall be appropriated as directed by the Churches in their letters to
Resolved, 4th, That the sincere thanks of this body be tendered
to the Baptist Church and citizens of Millerville for the very hospi-
table manner in which the Association was entertained, and, also, to
the Methodist Church for allowing us the use of their building to
hold preaching services.
Resolved, 5th, That hereafter the district meetings be held on
a fifth Sunday, so that the ministers and deacons can have a better
opportunity to attend. And 2d, That at these meetings they can de-
cide when and where the next district meeting will be held', and the
Church at which the meeting is held shall report the same in its
letter to the Association, so it can be published in the minutes of the
A song was sung; the ministers and messengers ex-
tended the parting hand, and Brother James Toland led in
fervent prayer. The Moderator then announced that the
Association stood adjourned.
W. T. DAVIS, Moderator.
J. A. BELL, Clerk.
REPORT ON PERIODICALS.
be Cirex B»r:>: Association:
Brethren — W c . vour committee, beg leave to submit the fol-
We rec mrhend the Al Baptist to the member*; of this
iviaii n We believe frc no the study of its pages that it will in
prist principles stronger in the minds of its readers, and
act as a si :. causine us to be more energetic in the
> A — .
- uthern Baptist Convention series of Sun-
is and 1 parser as bein^r equal to any published any-
;ommehd Sabbath-schools to every Church, and the
r literature, because it enables us to get truths from
aid not get without its helps.
the Mission Journal to all our people. We get
:r rn its*pages that is so much needed among the
ne : our Churches. We believe by studying this
Ins heed to its teachinsrs that we could march up to
: a stix nger band of -missionaries than ever before in
A. W. Parker. Chairman.
EXECCTIVE COMMITTEES REPORT.
r. your committe. bee leave to submit the following:
r ercpl yed 3r tber J. A. Dunn as Evangelist and Colporteur
A-- riation for the A>sociational year 1895-6, for the sum of
j him to serve one Church.
A. D. Thompson. Chairman.
REPORT OF EVANGELIST AND COLPORTEUl*.
•FOR THE YEAR iSof-C. 1
57 : value, $87.60.
Bib'.^s soli. 57: value, $87.60. Number of Testa-
value. *^7- 15. Number of religious books sold. 219:
Total number of books sold. 384. Total value of
;-55- Number of tracts distributed, 1000: Number of
lecture?. :;: Number of prayer meetings attended.
f-iirnles visited. 345 : Number of miles traveled. .2.553:
ber of sermons preached. 150: Amount received from Executive
tnirtee. 1^5.9^: Amount due. $.274.08.
J. A. Dunn. Evan, and Colp.
REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS.
Dear Brethren — Your Committee beg leave to submit the fol-
lowing report on our State work :
Regarding the subject in the light of truth, we trust that it is
the motto of the Baptist host of Alabama to carry the gospel of God
to every nook and corner of the State. Indeed, if we rightly appre-
ciate the command of our blessed Lord and master, we cannot be
content while there are any who are destitute of the word of life in
our bounds. The memorable words of the Savior, found written in
Acts I :8. "Ye shall be witnesses unto rhe both in Jerusalem, and
all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.*"
should certainly have a charm for each true disciple of Christ that
would impel him toth? highest possible idea of duty with reference
to State Missions, which answers beautifully to the Judea missions of
This great work has been grandly supervised for many years by
our beloved W. B. Crumpton. Many churches have been constituted,
manv houses of worship have been erected, many happy hearts are
lifted Heavenward today over the State, and many sacred altars of
worship have been erected to God's honor during our organized efforts
to preach the gospel to the destitute of our beloved Alabama, a great
portion of which, doubtless, would not have been accomplished had
it not been for the united effort of the brotherhood of the State.
Also, State misson is the foundation of all other mission work.
It is building surely ; it is building scripturally — "Beginning at Jeru-
salem.'" But, at the same time, we can't afford to wait for the con-
version of all in our bounds before we press out into all Judea and to
the uttermost part of the earth.
Further, we recommend that this Association continue their
heartv co-operation with the State board, and raise by subscription,
or pledge, the amount apportioned us by the board.
W. J. U. Upshaw,
For the Committee.
Received from Finance Committee:
Cash for minutes • • $47
For Bible and Colportage work, cash 91
For Bible and Colportage work, voucher ....
For Home Missions, cash 32
For Home Missions, voucher
For Foreign Missions, cash 34
For Foreign Missions, voucher
For State Missions, cash . 76
For State Missions, voucher
For Orphans' Home, cash . . 3
For Orphans' Home, voucher
For Howard College, cash 10
For Howard College, voucher
For Judson Institute, voucher • . .
For Ministerial Education, voucher
Total from Finance Committee .....
% 400 42
TREASURER'S REPORT.— Con.
Received by general collection for Bible and Col-
portage work '....$ 6 50
Received by general collection for Orphan's Home . 6 60
Amount on hand from last session 13 42
Total $ 426 94
By am't paid W. T. Davis for Orphan's Home .. . .. . .$ 660
By am't paid J. A. Dunn, (Raised bv collection), ...... 6 ^o
By am't paid A. D. Thompson, chairman Ex. Com 13 42
By am- 1 paid J. A. Dunn, Colporteur and Evangelist .... 254 42
By am't used in printing and distributing minutes ..... 47 68
By am.t paid to missions, etc., as per above vouchers .... 103 92
T <> tal . $ 432 C4
Excess paid by Treasurer to J. A. Dunn if:; 60
NOTE— For authority in paving Evangelist an J Colporteur from Mission's
tunds. etc.. see resolution in Minutes.
REPORT OX TEMPERANCE.
We. your committe on Temperance, beg leave to make the fol-
lowine report :
What is temperance ? The best deffinition gives it as prohibition
of excess in anyt hing, especially as it applies to drunkards and drunk-
Paul says. '-Whether, therefore, ye eat, or drink, or whatever ve
do. do all to the glory of God."-,st Cor. 10:31. We recommend
that we as a denomination abstain from the use of intoxicants a* a
beverage, and that we refuse to aid in this heinous crime bv <Wmn<r
petitions of any kind for the sale of intoxicants, or aiding in an v wav
the propagation of a business which is destructive of Christian in-
fluence and which destroys the happiness of homes and damns the
souls of men. Can we as Christians heed the injunction of Paul
whil* we. by our influence, votes and appetites aid the growth of
sucr a power as the liquor business has become in our countrv,
durmg this, the Christian civilization of the present centurV.
Brethren, we must take a stand in this matter-standing squarelv on
the word of our blessed Savior. Jesus Christ. Let us "be earnest! v
fh^Sf- 2°* I m W ° rd ' bUt in deed - Dear brethren, let us praV
that this depraved appetite be subdued among our beloved bovs and
th? Z?«?cL thlS ^ aUt i fUl ^ ° f ° UrS ' a " d that instead ^eof,.
the lo%e of God may be planted deep down in their souls, resulting
in their eternal salvation. ~»«* f r ^uiim p
Harion^T °^ d that We ' aS brethren of the Carer Baptist Asso-
sha 1 seilr ro U ^n at °K Ur P ° St ta the Tto€ 7 mfd of theLord, when he
shall see fit to call us home. Your committee,
J. T. Mountain.
REPORT ON SUNDAY-SCHOOLS.
We are sorry to note a decrease in the number of churches re-
porting Sunday-schools this year over last. We know and realize
that there is a great lack of Sunday-school spirit in the Carey Asso-
ciation. We know that there is a large per cent, of the members of
the various churches composing this Association who do not attend
Sunday-school, or encourage it in the least — stay at home on Sunday
and read political papers, etc., and allow their children to play
marbles and the like.
Now, we think that if the Sunday-school is not a good plan
whereby we may search the Scriptures as we are commanded, we
want some anJi-Sunday-school Baptist to institute a better plan
whereby we may learn more of the blessed truthes contained in the
We are commanded to "Search the Scriptures, for in them ye
think ye have eternal life," and we know that the Sunday-school "is
the best plan that can be gotten up whereby the masses may study
the Bible more intelligently. We know that it has been a great
power for good in the world.
Brethren, arouse yourselves and engage in this grand and glo-
Brother Superintendents and teachers, be steadfast and immov-
able. If the brethren don't help you by their presence and partici-
pation, pray the Lord to forgive them, for they know not what
they do. Respectfully submitted,
C. Z. Luker.
We, your committee, beg leave to submit the following report:
While much may be said and has been said on this subject, we
desire to suggest, with simple earnestness, that on a proper educa-
tion and training of our ministers of the gospel more depends than
does a higher education for any other class of men in the world.
They are our examplars, our teachers, our leaders. All praise is due
to preachers who are comparatively uneducated for the vast amount
of good accomplished by them; yet, how much more might they
have done with better intellectual training? One must be somewhat
educated to expound the teachings of the gospel in its full simplicity
and power. Without a trained intellect few preachers are able to
give a forceful exposition of any particular text in a space of time
best suited for the accomplishment Of the most good. The demand
of the times is growing, more and more, for an educated ministry.
Our young ministers who are stepping forward to serve a differ-
ent age and generation to that which their fathers served, should not
neglect to equip themselves with the armor of battle. If they would
be intellectual and gospel warriers they must put on intellectual and
gospel armor. New advantages and opportunities are springing up
around us almost daily. The preachers — the lights of the world —
should, most of all, make use of whatever opportunities come within
their grasp. Our churches could "not do better than make a liberal
appropriation for this worthy cause.
H. J. WlLLLNTGHAM,
J. C. Motley,
E. A. Phillips,
•i 4 —
Resolved, ist, That this Association again confidently recom-
mend to its ministry, Brother A. S. Anderson's System of Sermon
Building as an available help in easy access to all, and which should
meet the hearty acceptance of all God's servants who need better
preparation to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ.
Resolved, 2d, .That we as messengers from the various churches
ask our churches to consider the demand of this work on us in its
effort to equip our ministry for their life work in the Master's name,
and that we contribute of our means to the support of this work.
Resolved, 3d, That we will ask our churches to do what they
can to help pay the debt of Howard College, sending the money
promptly to our Secretary, Brother J. A. Bell, to be forwarded to
Brother P. T. Hale, Birmingham, Ala., President Board of Trustees.
REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS.
Dear Brethren — We as constituents of the Southern Baptist
Convention, are urged to contribute to the support of the Home Mis-
sion Work, both in prayer and money.
Surelv we should heed the call with prayerful hearts and open
hands; for in Alabama's own soil, the home board first rooted itself;
here amidst the warm rays of a genial sun it grew and flourished, and
here it has been watered by the tears and sacrifices of God's people,
until now it is bearing much fruit.
The report of the Home Mission Board at the last session of the
Southern Baptist Convention, sets forth such an array of facts as to
establish beyond question the success of the work. The Home Mis-
sion Work is that which the Home Board is doing within the bounds
of the Southern Baptist Convention. This board was first located at
Marion, Ala., but is now removed to Atlanta, Ga. Dr. J. B. Haw-
thorne is President, and Dr. I. T. Tichenor Corresponding Secretary.
As the years go by, this board enlarges its work. By reference to
the report on Home Missions at the last session of the Southern Bap-
tist Convention, you will gather the following facts : During the last
conventional year the board had 411 missionaries employed ; baptized
5617; received by letter 6672; total received, 13295; Sunday-schools
organized, 372 ; churches constituted, 207; houses of worship built,
92; houses of worship improved, 146; amounts expended on houses
of worship, $86,209. Together with many tracts and bibles distrib-
uted among the people, and many religious visits by these men of
God, the effect of which will never be known till God shall call his
laborers home to rest.
Just here it becomes us to acknowledge, thankfully, the untold
aid of our Southern women in this great work, for the past few years.
Boxes sent to frontier missionaries during the past year, amounted
to $21,475, and 224 families were thus assisted. These boxes of cloth-
ing, prepared by .Christian hands and sent to the humble, needy
homes of the Christian sentinels, who hold aloof His banner in a far off
field, have caused many a heart to well up to God in gratitude; and,
besides this, these Godly women have raised $56,342 in money for
Home and Foreign Missions. My brethren, the work of the Home
Board is appalling; there is an alarming amount of ignorance among
our white population of the South, among the ministry as well as
others, and it is sad to note that Alabama is next to zero in the scale of
education ; further, there are in Alabama more than 1200 ordained
ministers among us, not more than one-fourth of whom are educated.
Now it is impossible that these men of God go to the Howard or Sem-
inary. Then what is to be done ? Shall the people grope in the dark-
ness for the want of leaders? We answer, no. There is help at the
very door for these preachers if they will iccept the offered aid, I
allude to the "Institute Work," which is endorsed as a part of our
work. All of our preachers ought, by all means, take the correspon-
dence course as taught by Dr. G. S. Anderson — also, attend his insti-
tutes held throughout the State. Our churches should encourage
their pastors in becoming more efficient in the great work to which
the Lord has called them. Help your preachers and they in turn will
help the churches. This, it seems to your committee, is a very im-
portant part of our home work. We recommend that all of our
churches take collections for this work annually.
Dear brethren of the Carey Association, let us rise to the mag-
nitude of our dutv in this great\vork, remembering the words of the
Lord Jesus that" "It is more blessed to give than to receive," and
again, "beginning at Jerusalem, ye shall be witnesses unto me in Sa-
maria, Judea, and to the uttermost part of the earth." Again it is
written, "there is that scattereth and yet increaseth, and there is that
withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
W. J. D. Upshaw.
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE.
We, your committee on Finance, submit the following report:
We find for minutes, cash $47 68—$ 47 68
Bible and Colportage —
Cash . 9i 53
Voucher . • • 10 00— 81 53
Home Missions —
Cash 32 32
Voucher . 10 20— 42 52
Foreign Missions —
Cash 34 76
Voucher . . . 39 74— 94 5°
State Missions —
Cash 76 91
Voucher . . . .* 14 3°— 9* 21
Orphans' Home —
Cash 3 30
Voucher 15 08— 18 38
Howard College —
Cash 10 00
Voucher 9 °5— x 9 °5
Judson Institute —
Voucher .. 3 S3— 3 53
Ministerial Education —
Voucher 2 00— 2 00
Grand total $ 400 40
F. J. Ingram,
A. D. Thompson,
C. Z. Lukkr,
State Missions— M. W. Whatley, J. R. Jarrell, J. E. Upchurch.
Home Missions— J. C. Bentley, H. H. Baird, J. W. Moon.
Foreign Missions— M. M. Driver, W. H. Preston, A.D. Thompson
Ministerial Education— J. R. Conger, F. J. Ingram, C. Z. JLuker
Executive Committee— W. D. Havnes, E. A. Phillips, Z. T. Car-
penter, W. P. Bell, A. P. Osh'n.
Bible and ColportAge Work— L. B. Gibson, J. J. McCord, J. T.
Sabbath-schools— John D. Dunn, R. M. Allen, J. W. Partridge
Temperance— W. H. Preston, J. G. Hubbard, T.'S. Barton.
Periodicals — J. D. Garrett, Henry Linton, C. L. Porter.
Orphans' Home— J. C. Motley, M. A. Johnson, J. T. Mountain.
REPORT ON ORPHANS' HOME.
Your committee on the Orphans' Home of our denomination in
this State, respectfully submit the following:
Realizing the sublime privilege bequeathed to the followers of
the Cross by our ascended Lord in caring for the helpless, the widow,
the orphan, this committee would say they have earnestly and prayer-
fully considered the subject committed to them, and herewith sub-
mit such information on this vital question as they have been able to
gather. In the report made by the committee at the last Association
we were informed when the Baptists of the State created the Home
for the benefit of the unfortunate children of our denomination, where
it was located, what it cost, how much was then due on the Home
and how many children had been received up to that date. The com-
mittee is glad to report that the Home is now paid for, that it is the
property of the Baptists of the State, and while its plan is new, it is
better than that of many. It has as bright prospects as the best had
at the same age; while there is much needed improvements in the
buildings, we should feel justly proud of the Home. Twelve chil-
dren have been received into the Home since the last report; a total
number of 60 since it was created. At present there is in the Home
35 children. It will now comfortably entertain only 40; to add 4 bed
rooms, dining room, kitchen, lairhdry and sick room, which are very
much needed, it would accommodate 60. As to the needed- improve-
ments, let us say with our voice and our money, let the neeessary im-
provements be made at once. The obligation and the opportunity of
doing the work is ours. Let us honor our Lord and his church by
meeting theobligation lovingly, fully, and promptly. Let us remem-
ber the children, brethren, both in our prayers and contributions
that we may please the Great Master who hath said : "He that giveth
to the poor lendeth to the Lord, and hath declared that he will be a
father to the fatherless," The current expenses of the Home for the
present year has been near $2500 00, and the committee is compelled
to say that our contributions for the last few months have not been
sufficient to sustain the Home. Until 1893, strange to say, our denom-
ination in this State had no orphanage. Our contributions were given
to the orphanages of other Christians, and our orphans were cared for
by them. Now that we have a Home for our destitute orphans we
should esteem it a privilege and a pleasure to equip it to meet' the
purposes for which it was created. Have the Baptists done their duty ?
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Try it by the life and rule of Christ. Have we visited these helpless
children when they were sick? When our tables were groaning with
abundance, did we feed them when they were htfhgry ? Have we ever
administered to their heart hunger? Have we tried to see that they
did not wear old, worn faces while the roses of childhood should have
been flashing from their young cheeks? Let us not only see that they
have the wherewithal to be fed and clothed, but let us so provide, so
equip and pray for the Home and the children that they may live, and
as we would have them to live.
NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF MINISTERS.
W. T. Davis, Lineville.
T. W. Knowles, Lineville.
W. O. Jenkins, Lineville.
W. J. D. Upshaw, Lineville.
W. C. Brooks, Ashland.
M. M. Driver, Millerville.
J. N. Moore, Ashland,
W. H. Harvill, Millerville.
R. M. Allen, Sykesville.
M. A. Johnson, New Site.
G. W. Holdridge, Sykesville.
A. J. Browning,
W. H. Johnston,
W. M. Worthey, Maitland.
R. E. Conger, Hackneyville.
J. R. Conger, Hackneyville.
J. A. Dunn, Daviston.
J. C. Motley, Daviston.
J. J. McCord, Gibsonville.
C. I.Wesley, Chandler Springs.
Alex. Allen, Lesley.
W. M. Preston, Barfield.
R. J. Adamson, Dingier.
B. B. Cotton, Chandler Springs.
James Mucus, Swan.
R. F. Willingham, Almond.
J. L. Joiner, Maitland.
J. Willineham, Dingier.
G. W. McMullen,Wheelerville
I. F. Morgan, Coleta.
G. R. Wolf, Lineville.
J. T. Anderson, Millerville.
J. M. Fant. Daviston. -
D. R. Laney, Daviston.
J. W. Dean, Miller Valley.
C. B. Thurman, Ashland.
J. W. Carden, Chandler Springs.
Dear Brethren— We extend to you our fraternal greeting.
The forty-second annual session of the Carey Baptist Association was,
in many respects, the most interesting and profitable in its history.
Enthusiasm awakened on several subjects will surely tell for good in
coming years. We were made to rejoice in the presence of the
Your correspondents were gladly welcomed. We send ours to
meet with you. God's blessings rest upon you.
i. This Associ: tion shall meet annually as an advisory council,
and shall he compos- d of messengers chosen by the churches of this
union, and all regul rly ordained ministers of our faith and order
within the bounds < f the body.
2. Eachchurc.i shall be entitled to two messengers, irrespec-
tive of numbers, a d one for every additional fifty thereafter over
3. The messengers and ministers thus convened shall be de-
nominated the Cak v Baptist Association.
4. This Associ ition shall have a Moderator and Clerk, who shall
he chosen by the n embers present at each session, and shall be of the
body, holding thei offices until the next election. The Clerk" shall
also be Treasurer < f the Association.
5. The churches of this union shall express in their letters the
names of their mes engers and their postoffices, Sabbath of meeting,
amount of contrib itions, number baptized, received by letter, res-
tored to fellowship, dismissed, excommunicated and dead since the
last session of this association.
6. No act of i lie Association shall be binding on the churches,
but it shall be its duty to give advice in matters of difficulty and en-
deavor to preserve the union of the churches.
7. If any churches desire to be admitted into this union they
shall petition by letter and messengers, and upon examination, if
found orthodox ad orderly, shall be received by the Association.
8. Any chun h may withdraw from this Association at discre-
tion, or, on appli ition, may obtain a letter of dismission.
9. This Ass* iation shall use her own discretion as respects the
cause of missions. leaving the churches and members to exercise their
own opinion in s' h cases.
10. If any c arch in this union shall become offended with a
sister church in y >int of faith or practice, it shall be the duty of the
aggrieved churc? o endeavor to reclaim the church thus offending,
and if satisfactioi cannot be obtained the aggrieved church shall then
call in the aid of >ne or two other churches to act with the first two
assisting church s ; and it shall be the duty of the churches thus
called, to investigate and decide upon the matter of dealing and to
report the same to the Association ; and if the said accused church be
guilty as charged, the Associatoin shall withdraw from her.
11. This A— ociation may correspond with other Associations
and Conventions of the same faith and order, and withdraw her cor-
respondence at discretion.
12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made by two-
thirds of the mei ibers in session.
13. This Association may have power to adjourn to any time and
place she may d< m most convenient.
ABSTRACT OF PRINCIPLES.
RULERS OF DECORUM.
i. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer.
2. Call for Letters from churches and enroll the names of mes-
3. Proceed to election of Moderator and Clerk.
4. Call for Petitionary Letters from churches desiring' admis-
sion into this body.
7. Appoint Committees on Preaching and Finance.
6. Receive correspondents.
7. Duties of Moderator. — It shall be the duty of the Moder-
ator to call the members to order before the Association ; to receive
and submit all questions regularly moved* and announce the result;
to enforce the observance of decorum in debate among the members,
and in general to perform all the duties incumbent upon a presiding
officer. --,,', . ,
8. Duties of Clerk. — It shall be the duty of the Clerk 01 the
Association to keep a fair record of the proceedings; to notify com-
mittees of their appointment; to preserve the papers belonging to
the Association, and to attend -to the printing of the minutes, for
which he shall receive a reasonable compensation.
9. Duties of Members.— Members rising to speak shall address
the Moderator. 2. Any member, in speaking, shall confine himself
to the subject under consideration. 3. No member shall apeak more
than thrice on the same subject without permission from the Moder-
ator. 4. No member will be permitted to indulge in talking or
whispering, or any indecorous conduct, to the annoyance of the body
in time of debate. 5. No member shall absent himself from the
body without permission of the Moderator.
10. These Rules may be altered by a majority of the members at
a regular session of this body.
1. We believe in only one true and living God and that there
are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
2. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testa-
ments are the word of God and the only rule of faith and practice.
3. We believe in the doctrine of eternal and particular election.
4. We believe in the doctrine of original sin and the impotency
of man to recover himself from the fallen state he is in by his own N
free will and ability.
5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only
by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ.
6. We believe that God's elect shall be called, regenerated and
sanctified by the Holy Ghost, and that the saints shall persevere in
grace and never finally fall away.
7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordi-
nances of- Jesus Christ, and that true believers are the only proper
subjects of the ordinances, and that immersion only is baptism.
8. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and a general judg-
ment, and that the punishment of the wicked will be everlasting and
the joys of the righteous will be eternal.
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8TATI8TIC8 OF CAREY BAPTE^grS A88QCIA.TION, 1896.
Ashland . . .
_ Bethel . . . .
4 Bowden Grove
6 Corinth . . . .
7|County Line .
8 Good Hope . . ,
10 Hatchett Creek ,
Lineville . . . ,
Lystra . . ,. . .
Millerville . . .
Mount Calvary .
Mount Olive . .
Mount Pisgah .
19 Mount Zion
New Hope ....
New Salem ....
Pole Bridge . . .
Rock Creek . . .
Rock Springs . .
Rock Hill ....
Spring Hill ....
Spring Hill ....
Union Hill ....
Mount Lebanon .
Clay . . .
Clay . . .
Clay . . .
Clay . . .
Clay . . .
Clay . . .
Clay . . .
Clay . . .
Clay . . .
Clay . .
Clay . . .
. J. Bentley . .
■. I. Wesley . .
G. N. Moore . .
£. M. Moore . ,
C. I. Wesley . .
R. M. Allen
W. H. Preston .
W. H. Preston .
W. H. Johnson .
W. H. Johnson
W. J. D. Upshaw
W. M. Worthy .
W. J. D. Upshaw
W. T. Davis . .
W. R. Rotten
W. H. Preston
M. A. Johnson
J. A. Snadix .
M. A. Johnson
W. M. Worthy
M. A. Johnson
R. Conger .
J. McCord .
C. J. Bentley .
C. L Wesley .
W. M. Worthy
Alex. Allen .
W. M. Garrett
W. H. Johnson
J. L. Gregory
W. C. Brooks
W. M. Worthy
R. M. Allen .
L. F. Morgan
J. A. Dunn . .
R. L. Black . . .
A. W. Baggett . .
W. L. Pearson ' . .
W. V. Thomas . .
T. S. Barton . . .
J. F. Carter ....
H. H. Beaird . . .
W. H. Griffin . . .
E. Upchurch . .
L. Ingram . . .
T. Smith . . .
T. E. Runyan . .
Felix Parsons . .
R. M. Claybrook .
' W. Wright . .
V. J. A. Bartlett .
J. T. Mountain . .
W. F„ Strickland .
W. Hughes . .
D. Farrow . . .
G. Cook ....
W. D. Parsons . .
G. T. Vernon . . .
G. B. Rotten . 4 .
J. B. Luker ....
W. B.Hill ....
W. M. Farrow . .
. W. Hooton . .
. C. Stanford . .
T. Bonner . . .
W. J. Williams . .
M. Hudgins . .
L. B. Champion
Clerk's Post Office.
Copper Mines ....
Chandler Springs . .
Chandler Springs . .
Supt. Name and P. O. Address.
J. R. Jarrell, Ashland, Ala.
P. Y. Robertson, Wesobulga, Ala.
C. S. Weaver, Lineville, Ala.
f. D. Garrett, Coleta, Ala . .
R. H. Moon, Lineville, Ala. .
. N. Gregg, Barfield, Ala .
Phillips, Ayrshire, Ala
Burrow, Ofelia, Ala. .
J. R. Gilbert, Pinkneyville, Ala
C. Z. Luker, Elias, Ala
50 A. P. Oslin, Maitland, Ala. .
50 J. T. Horn, Idaho, Ala . . . .
64 Jno. D. Dunn, Daviston, Ala.
A. E. Davis, Daviston, Ala.
FINANCIAL EXHIBIT OF CAKEY BAPTI8T A88OCIATION, 1896.
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Bible and Col-
$ 1 65
$ 3 18
$ 3 ss
$ 2 CO
1 s °
* 33 7>
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8 3 S
Pole Bridge ,
Spring Hill (Clay) . . .
Spring Hill (Tallapooaa)
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Zion Hill ,
Mountain Springs . . .
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